To Love our neighbors……..

It’s hard isn’t it? To simply love others as we should. What about their faults? Their differences? Seriously can we love someone who has different beliefs than us? Oh man, and seriously what if they sin differently? Maybe their sin is different than ours, bigger and badder. What if this other person is not Christian? Do they deserve our Love? ┬áDo they deserve to have their own beliefs? Non Christian beliefs? Non Biblical beliefs? If they choose their own beliefs, can we still love them as we are asked to do based on our own beliefs?

I have been a Christian for many years. I am a Christian, I believe in Christ, I believe in the bible, I believe there is sin, and I sin, daily. I try my very best, and I screw it up, daily. Yet when I screw up, when I fall, when I fail, when I sin, the only person I do not worry about unjustly judging me is God. Sad isn’t it, the people who judge our failures, our sins the worst are our fellow Christians. I do it myself, I fail as a Christian daily. I am getting better though, I know God loves me, unconditionally! If I walked away from God, and the bible, would he still love me? If I choose to live a non Christian life would he still love me? I believe He would! He gives us free will. Jesus did not demand everyone follow him, he did not make it illegal for people not to live as he dictated or as he lived. Why then do we feel we have the right to demand people live by our beliefs, make it illegal to not live by our beliefs? Somewhere along the line we forgot what Christ stood for, LOVE!

Matthew 22:36-40

36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the law?”

37 Jesus replied: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind. 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: “Love your neighbor as yourself. 40 All the law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.

So I ask: Do we only Love the “Good” neighbors?

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